What is quality?

Quality is defined as the degree to which customer requirements are met. Quality assurance refers to all the activities, or “controls” implemented in a quality system that provide assurance that quality is achieved. A quality management program formally documents all those controls and establishes written instructions and provides for training, monitoring and assessment/improvement that ultimately are intended to assure product quality.

In the context of the LANL Design Agency, the quality management program is defined in ADW-Q-0001, the LANL Design Agency Weapons Quality Assurance Program, and implemented through a set of procedures that meet the requirements of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.